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Dr Martin Roberts FHEA, FCMA, CGMA


Summary


I teach across a range of related areas in the field of finance and accounting, specialising in management accounting. Due to my previous and on-going involvement experience in industry at director level, I have the status of Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA), which is the highest award granted by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

The industry experience that I have comes from working for large FTSE100 companies such as, Cadbury's, Smith and Nephew, Rexam, Alliance and Leicester. For twelve years, as well as lecturing, I was also working with Eldon Electric Ltd as a consultant UK Finance Director. My PhD is based on research into communication apprehension and communication self-efficacy in accounting students. 

I have always been interested in ensuring accounting students are ready to add value to any organisation and as such, I have been involved in publishing papers, presenting papers, and obtaining grants on pedagogic issues such as group work, communication apprehension and financial literacy. 

The experience obtained from both industry and teaching has allowed me to chair and be a member of several examination panels for the chartered and certified professional accounting bodies (CIMA, ACCA). 

I am also very proud to have been recognised by the students for my efforts by being a recipient of Sheffield Hallam University's Inspirational Teaching Award - 2015, 2013 and 2019, and I have won the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching in recognition of receiving an Inspirational Teaching Award in these three previous years. 

Teaching interests - accounting - accounting and financial management - business and accounting - facilities management research interests - financial literacy - undergraduate teaching - management accounting - managing finance - professional accounting skills for business decisions Postgraduate teaching - CIMA P1- facilities management - SIG executive development programme - Youngman's executive development programme.

About

Qualifications

  • 2017: Doctor of Philosophy, Fin Accounting & Man Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2012: M.Res Business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2008: FHEA -Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2006: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Other
  • 1995: BA Accounting and Management Control, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2008 to date: FCMA - Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • 2000 to date: CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CPD/ Attendance at annual conferences

HEA fellow

  • 2014: , Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member of Board of Directors or other governance role

Board member

  • 2014: , CIMA, United Kingdom

Chairman

  • 2004: , CIMA's Ajudication Working Party, United Kingdom


Recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching


Teaching expertise

  • Management Accounting

Research

  • Finance Accounting and Business Systems

Industry Links

  • Board member CIMA
  • Consultancy

Teaching

Sheffield Business School

Fin Accounting & Man Accounting

2013 to present: The Professional Accountant, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2012 to present: Management Accounting , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2004 to 2012: CIMA P1, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

2004 to present: Management Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Publications

Conference papers

Brook, S., & Roberts, M. (2021). What are the determinants of student performance on an undergraduate accounting degree? Journal of Further and Higher Education. http://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1882666

Books

Roberts, M. (Ed.). (2019). Management Accounting Applications. Kaplan.

Roberts, M. (Ed.). (2019). Management Accounting Applications. Kaplan.

Theses / Dissertations

Roberts, M. (2017). An investigation into communication apprehension and self-efficacy of first year accountancy students. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Hassall, T.

Presentations

Roberts, M. (2019). Higher Degree Apprenticeships (HDAs) for Accounting in UK, the story so far and the threats and opportunities for accounting education. Presented at: BAFA SIG Accounting Education Conference, Ghent, Belgium

Roberts, M. (2018). An Investigation into communication apprehension and communication self-efficacy in first year undergraduate students.

Roberts, M. (2014). Improving group work in accounting: a student perspective.

Roberts, M. (2010). Work Placements Work! Why? An Investigation of Why Communication Skills Improve During Work Placements.

Roberts, M. (2010). Work Placements Work! Why? An Investigation of Why Communication Skills Improve During Work Placements.

Other publications

Roberts, M., Joyce, J., & Hassall, T. (2010). Work placements work! why? : an investigation of why communication skills improve during work placements. Zia World Press: http://www.irbrp.com/static/documents/July/2010/20.%20Martin.pdf

Joyce, J., Hassall, T., & Roberts, M. (2010). Work placements work - why? An investigation of why communication skills improve during work placements - International Review of Business Research Papers. International Review of Business Research Papers

Other activities

External Responsibilities

  • 2012: Recruitment lead Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

HEA fellow or senior fellow

  • 2008: Fellow Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom

Prize or best paper

  • 2015: University Inspirational Teacher Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • 2013: University Inspirational Teacher Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Research funding or grant

  • 2014: An Investigation into Group Work, BMAF, United Kingdom

Other

  • 2016: Bloomberg Market Concepts, Blooomberg, United States of America

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